Forest Ecology

Forest Ecology Research Group

Welcome to the homepage of the Forest Ecology Research Group at the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, UCC.

Here, researchers from a range of disciplines come together to conduct contemorary forest ecology research. The central theme of this research is the identification of forest management regimes that are compatible with environmental protection to provide a sustainable future for Irish forests. Research projects currently underway are listed below. For further information on past research project please see the research section.

Current research projects:

  • PLANFORBIO - Planning and management tools for biodiversity in a range of Irish and British Forests
  • DEFORMAP - Deforestation mapping and estimation in Ireland (2011 - 2014)
  • WINDHARRIER - Investigation of the interaction between Hen Harriers and wind turbines (2012 - 2014)
  • ECOVALUE - Valuing the ecosystem services of forests in Ireland (2012 - 2014)
  • FORDEER - The use of forests by deer in Ireland (2012 - 2015)
  • ADAPT - Avian diversity and afforestation planning tools (2013 - 2015)
  • SHINE - Supporting Hen Harriers in Novel Environments (2017 - 2019)



Forest Ecology

Dept. of Zoology, Ecology & Plant Science, University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork